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4th Annual CIO Summit | Potomac Officers Club



Chief information officers across government and industry are tasked with spearheading modernization initiatives, adopting new and emerging technologies, leading integration and keeping their organizations technologically and operationally relevant in today’s fast-paced innovation environment.

The Potomac Officers Club brings together the top CIOs in GovCon to share their invaluable insights, tackle IT problems, discover solutions and forge meaningful partnerships during our 4th Annual CIO Summit.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023
7:00am - 2:00pm
Eastern Time Zone


7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA


Winston Beauchamp

Deputy Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Sonny Bhagowalia

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Robert Carey

President, Cloudera Government Solutions Inc.


Col Kenneth Carmichael

Director and Chief Information Officer J6 C4 Systems and Chief Information Officer Directorate [USCYBERCOM]

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Kynan Carver

DoD Cyber Lead


Vijay Desai

Chief Information Officer

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Thomas Flanders

Program Executive Officer for Medical Systems/Chief Medical

Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Barbara-Cooper Jones

Chief Information Officer

Ginnie Mae

Gregg Judge

Acting Director of Enterprise Cloud Management Agency (ECMA), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

U.S. Army

Joe Kehoe

Vice President, Defense Market Leader


Jennifer Kron

Deputy Chief Information Officer

National Security Agency (NSA)

Paul Kurtz

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor


Kim Lynch

Executive Vice President, Government Defense and Intelligence

Oracle Cloud

Dr. Karl Mathias

Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Robert McNamara

Partner, IT Strategy & Transformation Solution Leader


Dr. Cynthia Mendoza

Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO)

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Dr. Adele Merritt

Chief Information Officer

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Lt. Gen. Mary O'Brien

Director of C4 and Cyber, and Chief Information Officer, J6

U.S. Department of the Air Force

Hon. John Sherman

Chief Information Officer

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Rodney Snyder

Partner, Cybersecurity


COL Edward Teague

Chief Information Officer and G6

United States Military Academy

Bill Washburn

Chief Program Officer


Preston Werntz

Chief Data Officer

U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

James Wolff

Chief Information Officer National Nuclear Security Administration

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)


7:00am8:00amNetworking Reception
8:00am8:05amWelcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am8:45amOpening Keynote: Hon. John Sherman
Keynote Introducer: Robert Carey

Morning Keynote: Lt. Gen. Mary O'Brien
Keynote Introducer: Rodney Snyder

10:00am11:00amPanel A: Turning Siloed Data into Strategic Assets with Data in Motion: Robert Carey (Moderator), Col Kenneth Carmichael, Paul Kurtz, COL Edward Teague, Preston Werntz and James Wolff

Panel B: Technology Modernization: Accelerating Innovation in Digital Transformation: Sonny Bhagowalia, Vijay Desai, Barbara-Cooper Jones, Robert McNamara (Moderator) and Bill Washburn

11:10am12:10pmPanel A: Can Security Stay Ahead of Evolving Cyberattacks at the Edge: Kynan Carver (Moderator), Wanda Jones-Heath and Dr. Cynthia Mendoza

Panel B: Data at the Edge Collect, Process, and Analyze: Winston Beauchamp, Pat Flanders, Greg Judge, Jennifer Kron and Kim Lynch (Moderator)

12:10pm12:40pmLunch Break
12:40pm1:15pmAfternoon Keynote: Dr. Adele Merritt
Keynote Introducer: Joe Kehoe
1:15pm1:55pmClosing Keynote: Dr. Karl Mathias
Keynote Introducer: Kim Lynch
1:55pm2:00pmClosing Comments
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